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Over the Rhine is an American, Ohio-based band, the core of which is the husband-and-wife team of pianist/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist. The band originally began as a quartet with guitarist Ric Hordinski and drummer Brian Kelley. Hordinski left the band in December 1996, and Kelley continued to play into 1997 before departing. The original foursome has reunited a couple of times recently; first in December of 2008 at The Taft Theatre (in Cincinnati) to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the formation of the band and more recently, in the summer of 2010 at Ric’s studio, “the Monastery,” to play the album “Good Dog Bad Dog” live, in its entirety.

The band’s namesake and place of origin is the Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood Over-the-Rhine. Karin attended school in Barnesville, Ohio and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1984. She then went to Malone College, located in Canton, Ohio, where she met Linford. Karin and Linford were married in the fall of 1996 in Cincinnati and several years ago relocated to a pre-civil war farm outside of town.

Over the Rhine is now primarily Bergquist (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano) and Detweiler (keyboards, electric bass, vocals) accompanied by complementary musicians on albums and tours. Over the years, they have toured and recorded in many variations.


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  • Nafenia

    so damn cool! Can't stop listening

    23 Feb 8:31am Reply
  • Intuslegere

    I'm still so in love with Meet me at the Edge of the World! <3 I really love you guys and your music. Keep up the good work!

    12 Feb 10:19pm Reply
  • smarshal

    Genius. My Father's Body is just beautiful xx

    30 Jan 10:20pm Reply
  • MrNorway

    Just came across their christmas album "Blood oranges in the snow" today and ...WOW...What a beautiful album!

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • cathedralheat

    "blood oranges in snow" is the perfect Christmas album. just beautiful music to listen to.

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Cringer

    Came across these guys on Noisetrade today. Really beautiful sounds.

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • agacinco

    more melancholy? they did like 4 or 5 albums full of melancholy in sequence, then again with long surrender, let them be...

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • mechanolatry

    @swarmsea -- Needs more melancholy. I feel like they make 'sad music', but they try really hard to make it 'happy music', if that makes sense. Trespassers William pulls it off well, Over The Rhine is hit and miss with it.

    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • agacinco

    Oh 'new' picture, finally

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
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  • agacinco

    oh I love the guitar work on the new album

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Rtaylor32

    their new music is really growing on me.

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • swarmsea

    There is something weird about this band... They surely put a lot of effort into their music and they have been together and making music for a lot of years (since dinosaur age), but there's only one or two songs I will like in each album. I guess it's still good that I have a nerve to listen to every new release they put out. I just wish I could go and listen to them with that "yay" feeling I have for some artists that release crap, sort to speak... I think they are lacking something.

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • crownanchor

    been following this band for yrs now.....

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
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  • dantemm

    Great show in Seattle on 11/17. Review, setlist & photos at

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • agacinco

    Please, vote for other pictures

    13 Jun 2012 Reply
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  • PattyIsMyHero

    Karin and Linford have got to be my favorite couple on the face of the planet. <3

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    Born is such a beautiful track. Fell in love the first time I heard it.

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
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